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2016 Keynote Speakers – 2017 Info Coming Soon



Kurt Ekert, newly appointed CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), will be the 2016 Meetings Technology Expo keynote presenter. Kurt most recently served as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Travelport. During his five plus years in that role, the business transformed its product offerings and value propositions in all key channels and delivered consistent growth, highlighted by a successful IPO. Kurt also previously spent nine years at Travelport in a number of other executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer of European-based GTA. His experience prior to that includes six years at Continental Airlines.



cwtlAbout CWT

CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. In 2015, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$24.2 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at www.carlsonwagonlit.com. Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit



MTE Keynote Luncheon Speaker – Cyber Security & Personal Safety for Corporate Travelers & Meeting Attendees

Steven Rambam is one of the world’s foremost death claims investigators and CEO of Pallorium, Inc. with offices and affiliates around the world, with specialties ranging from homicide and missing persons to financial and insurance fraud. He is perhaps best publicly known for his pro bono efforts to track and locate 170 Nazi collaborators and war criminals in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. Outside of that, Rambam has also coordinated efforts to expose terrorist groups’ fundraising activities in the United States and has conducted investigations which resulted in the tightening of airport security in eight U.S. cities. He and his investigators have successfully closed more than 10,000 high-profile cases. Rambam who recently starred in the Investigative Discovery series, ‘Nowhere to Hide’ and the History Channel series ‘Hunting Hitler’ has also appeared on “Sixty Minutes”, “48 Hours”, “BBC”, “”CNN”, CBC”, “NPR”, “IBA News” (Israel), NBC’s “Dateline”, “The National”, “ARD Report Mainz”, “Discovery Channel”, “Geraldo” and “America’s Most Wanted”. Steven Rambam is a frequent public speaker and has lectured on topics ranging from “the location of missing persons”, to “the criminal use of false identification”, to “foreign investigations”, to “war crimes and the pursuit of war criminals”. Steven’s keynote lectures, “Privacy Is Dead – Get Over It” and “International Investigations”, have received worldwide recognition.



BMTTE Conference

Business Meetings, Travel & Technology Expo is proud to partner with veteran business travel reporters and co-founders of The Company Dime, Jay Campbell and David Jonas, for the inaugural BMTTE conference.  Jay and David have over 40 years in combined experience creating quality journalism for those interested in business travel services, expense management practices and travel industry change.

Join us at BMTTE in NYC’s Jacob Javits Center this September 22 – 23 as Jay and David plan to bring a unique approach to this year’s conference program; select topics, format and speakers will be designed to engage the BMTTE audience of meeting and travel professionals from beginning to end.



Jay Campbell in 2004 created a travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded the Travel procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them into Northstar Travel media’s BTN Group. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.


 David Jonas in 2006 co-founded ProMedia. Travel with Jay and other partners after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and joined Jay in 2014 to create The Company Dime. David has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cornell University.



Become a CTE Speaker

BMTTE is currently accepting speaker applications and topic suggestions on an ongoing basis. The event will offer both panel discussions, as well as single presenters. If you an expert in your field and would like to participate in the upcoming Corporate Travel Expo as a speaker, please click here.